Nine persons killed in Uttar Pradesh as fog hits traffic

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Nine persons were killed and over a dozen injured in two road accidents in Uttar Pradesh due to fog, police said on Friday.

At least six people were killed and over a dozen injured when a tempo, carrying pilgrims to Chitrakoot for Amavasya Mela, had a head-on collision with a speeding Roadways bus in the foggy morning at a bridge over Mandakini river, police said.

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The bus driver apparently failed to notice the approaching tempo due to dense fog and poor visibility.

Three people were critically injured and hospitalised with others, a police official told IANS, adding that the bodies have been sent for a post-mortem examination.

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In the other accident, at least three people were killed and four others injured at midnight in Jaitpur area of Barabanki district, neighbouring Lucknow, when a car driver lost its control near the Indauliya village and hit a roadside tree.

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